NS6065 : Glasgow Necropolis: the former Ladywell Quarry

taken 6 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Glasgow Necropolis: the former Ladywell Quarry
Glasgow Necropolis: the former Ladywell Quarry
The sheer rock-face, now clothed in vegetation, and the lower ground shown here are remnants of the Ladywell Quarry. In 1857, when George Blair wrote his "Biographic and Descriptive Sketches of Glasgow Necropolis", the cemetery did not yet include this former quarry, but it was extended to do so a very short time later.

The picture was taken from partway up the steps that are shown in NS6065 : Memorial to Alexander Mackenzie.
Glasgow Necropolis
The Necropolis is 37 acres in extent, and was formally opened in 1833. Like the Père Lachaise in Paris, it was laid out as a garden cemetery. In 1966, its ownership was transferred from the Merchants House of Glasgow to what is now Glasgow City Council. See LinkExternal link for further information.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Place (from Tags)
Glasgow Necropolis 
Former (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6045 6546 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.7236N 4:13.8787W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6042 6545
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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